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Happy Tails

Annika’s Happy Tail

Annika's Happy Tail

We heard about Junior the deaf English Bulldog who is also Annika’s little buddy earning his CGC Award. Junior is now featured on our Deaf Dogs Rock CGC and Therapy Dog Wall of fame and now it is time to hear about Annika. Annika is young but she to is starting down the same career path as Junior. She sure is a cutie pie! Enjoy her sweet face and story. ~ Christina Lee – Deaf Dogs Rock Here is another Happy Tail shared with Deaf Dogs Rock by school teacher Debbie Pack from Outreach Christian School in Avondale, MO.   This is sweet Annika. She is also a deaf English Bulldog who will be following in Junior’s footsteps (read about Junior’s story here). She is now 5 months old. Annika was born deaf like Junior and we have had her for 2 months. Annika is following in Junior’s pawsteps. In […]

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Stella’s Happy Tail and CGC

Stella's Happy Tail and CGC

Last year Stella was awarded her AKC Canine Good Citizen Certification and her mama Heather has a very Happy Tail to tell. Stella’s Happy Tail: My boyfriend (now husband) and I decided to get our first dog back in 2006. She is a beautiful black tri Australian Shepherd. Through my research when looking for our puppy, I came across a couple sites that taught about the merle to merle breeding and how it affects the puppies that are born. I had no idea! Since then, I knew I wanted to rescue and care for a lethal white whether it be deaf, blind or both. As time went on, I would research it once in a while and look for puppies but the time was never right. This past summer, I came across an ad on Craigslist featuring an 11 month old deaf Aussie named Angel. She was beautiful. My husband […]

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Marlee’s Happy Tail

Marlee's Happy Tail

This is Marlee’s Happy Tail told by her human mom Kelley Spears. Meet Marlee! This is her Happy Tail. Marlee is three years old, a deaf pit bull mix. She’s been with us for two years now. She came to us as a foster dog through Kaleidoscope K9s in Seville, Ohio. She had been dropped at the pound when she was a puppy, then pulled by the rescue and put in foster care. Marleewas adopted out and returned to the rescue when it didn’t work out and then we became her foster home. I couldn’t part with her so we kept her.   Marlee has been busy learning hand signals for her agility classes which she goes to twice a week. She is smart as a whip and is lightning fast and we are going to be competing in the spring. I sent you a video of her running a […]

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Jeff’s Happy Tail

Jeff's Happy Tail

Jeff’s Happy Tail is written by Summer Frazier. Thanks Summer for sharing Jeff with all of our readers and for also going to the next level in raising and training Jeff. If more deaf dog owners would spend the first year working hard and have their deaf dogs in training Deaf Dogs Rock would not be so swamped with adoption listings when dogs turn 10 to 12 months of age. A big thank you to Summer for her financial support and kind consideration in supporting our mission here at Deaf Dogs Rock to save one deaf dog at a time! According to my deaf dogs Nitro, Bud and myself, you and Jeff totally ROCK! ~ Christina, Nitro and Bud Jeff’s Happy Tail by Summer Frazier In February of 2014, I had to put my first deaf dog to sleep due to his chronic kidney problems and ultimate failure. While he […]

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Kira’s Happy Tail

Kira's Happy Tail

Kira’s Happy Tail – By: Shannon Brandl We sure didn’t need another dog…. But sometimes the dog picks you. Let me start by saying I’m a runner. I run 5Ks, half marathons, full marathons and I’ve even thrown in an ultra-marathon for good measure. I do most of my training runs solo. As you can imagine – its gets lonely, and quite frankly, it can get a little boring. I mentioned to my husband that I was interested in adopting a running buddy. Partially for company and partially as protection. It’s amazing how even the sweetest pup is a deterrent and provides a level of safety like no other. At the time I had a little poodle mix. Lilly was a too small to run with and she was battling many health problems. A few years earlier she had to have her eyes removed due to acute glaucoma. In the […]

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Marty’s Happy Tail

Marty's Happy Tail

Written by Amber Geyman For six years we had a special needs Frenchie named Gus; he was our incredible little boy; unfortunately he passed away earlier this year due to kidney failure. We have a 3 year old english bulldog who was feeling rather lonely, and to be honest, we felt like something was missing from our family. We came across a family looking to re-home their 6 month old male frenchie because their older dog wasn’t taking to him.   We ended up picking up Marty on what would have been Gus’s 6th birthday; it just felt meant to be! A few weeks later we began to realize that Marty could not hear; Marty has now been diagnosed as being profoundly deaf. We are not sure if the previous owners were aware of this or not, as we cannot get them to communicate with us any longer! We have […]

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Piper’s Happy Tail

Piper's Happy Tail

This Happy Tail was submitted by Piper’s daddy Sean Stinchcomb. Thanks Sean for sharing Piper’s story with our readers! According to my deaf dogs Nitro, Bud and myself you and your wife totally ROCK for saving Piper! ~ Christina Lee – Deaf Dogs Rock Piper’s Happy Tail by Sean My wife and I originally took piper in at 6 months old to be our foster because she was losing her home and we didn’t want her to end up in the wrong hands. With the help of Baltimore Bully Crew, a local pit bull rescue that we are board members of, we made sure she spayed and in good health.   Delilah (left) and Piper (right) posing for photos in their Halloween costumes.    Now six months later, Piper is a one year old and we have decided she is not going anywhere. Our other dog, Delilah, has worked heard […]

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Gotti’s Happy Tail

Gotti's Happy Tail

By Danielle Reynolds Back in 2006, I was living in Arizona. I had gone to the pet store to find a boxer. Typically,  you would think of a fawn or brindle boxer. When I asked the pet store clerk if she had any boxers, she said she did not, but a woman was selling a white boxer for $75. My initial  reaction was ” I was looking for fawn or brindle “. I figured I would go see anyways. When I walked into the woman’s home, she had brids, fish, cats, kids, etc. It was disgusting.  The woman then told me she didn’t  want “casper” (Gotti’s  original name) because he was deaf. I wasn’t  bothered by him being deaf. I just wanted to see what a white boxer looked like. His brother and sister came out and were stocky. Gotti then came out and you could tell he was the […]

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Molly’s Happy Tail

Molly's Happy Tail

This story was submitted by Kaye Gorman and this is Molly’s Happy Tail: We saw Molly on my Facebook postings in danger of being put to sleep and my daughter Courtney and I fell immediately in love. In the photo that was posted on FB it showed the shelter workers holding Molly tight and she looked so frightened that it made my heart ache. Molly’s eyes just looked right into my heart. We both decided no matter what, we had to go and get her. The biggest problem however was that she was located at a shelter more then10 hours away from where we lived. My daughter Courtney and I found a nice lady who owned a  rescue to help us so she agreed to go and pull Molly for us (before it was to late for Molly). We saved her just in time before the shelter had to put […]

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Deaf Dog Nico Happy Tail

Deaf Dog Nico Happy Tail

Note from Deaf Dogs Rock: I will never forget seeing the photo of Nico when it first went viral. He was leaning against a shelter wall beaten and battered with all hope lost. My heart broke seeing the vision of this broken K-9 soul. You see, Nico was this deaf Pit Bull who was labeled by the shelter as being mean and aggressive. Nico had been through very tough times but the person who pulled Nico from the shelter saw something very sweet in him. Nico is one of the lucky dogs who made it out alive. Our Deaf Dogs Rock  Heroes of the Day are Nico’s owners Melissa Garris and Bridget Swan for being open minded and willing to give Nico another chance at life. They are both also amazing ambassadors of the Pit Bull breed, of shelter dogs everywhere and also of special needs dogs. According to my deaf […]

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